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Prospective students, families invited to upcoming Open House

Western Carolina University is inviting prospective students and their families and friends to visit the campus during Open House on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Open House gives visitors a chance to tour the campus, learn about the university’s wide array of award-winning academic programs, and find out the important details of topics such as financial aid.

The day’s activities will begin with an information fair from 8:15 to 10 a.m. on the concourse of WCU’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center. Following a welcome session in the main arena of the Ramsey Center from 10 to 10:30 a.m., prospective students will have a chance to engage in academic sessions led by WCU faculty members from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Students attending Open House will receive a voucher for a free lunch that can be redeemed at various campus dining locations.

Afternoon activities will include general tours of campus, an opportunity to visit a WCU residence hall and a variety of information sessions addressing topics such as paying for college.

Preregistration for Open House and more information are available by going to or by calling the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 828-227-7317 or toll-free 877-928-4968.

For interested students who cannot attend the Nov. 23 event, Open House also will be held at WCU on two upcoming Saturdays in 2020 – Feb. 22 and March 21. Plus, weekday campus tours are available year-round by appointment for students and their families, with information at

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